Equity and Diversity in Undergraduate STEM

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Equity and Diversity in Undergraduate STEM

The EDU-STEM network coordinates teaching and research through evidence-based classroom experiences across the biology curriculum. The four objectives are:

  • Reveal differences, if they exist, in the cultural climate for women and minorities in STEM disciplines (initially focusing on biology) as a function of geography, institution type, and cultural profile of the participating departments;

  • Increase the number of faculty in the United States that are familiar with barriers to inclusion in STEM, and can apply evidence-based techniques for countering known barriers;

  • Develop a community of faculty that can serve as leaders—at their home institutions and nationally—in inclusive teaching and assessment;

  • Identify cultural factors associated with a shift towards evidence-based teaching, especially pertaining to inclusive teaching.

These activities will be integrated throughout thousands of students’ first and second years of higher education, and all of them involve evidence- based techniques and experiences.

Where is EDU-STEM?

The points on this map represent our Year One and Year Two partners. EDU-STEM is still growing, so check back occasionally to watch as the network progresses!

Spotlight Articles

Reinforcing Positive Study Habits: Sharday Ewell

Education has been transformed in late years with the increased use of technology, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, many of our EDU-STEM colleagues have collaborated together in a newly published paper in the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) entitled “Eight Recommendations to Promote Effective Study Habits for Biology”. This paper, which examines how instructors can provide scaffolding for student online learning, was pioneered by Sharday Ewell. Read the full story.